Dhaka, Bangladesh
'Bangladesh committed to biosafety'

'Bangladesh committed to biosafety'

News Report Awami League Presidium Member and Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque has said that Bangladesh is committed to ensuring biosafety as an adaptor of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. He made the remarks while inaugurating the '7th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference' in a city hotel on Saturday. "Bangladesh has already adapted and enacted the 'Biosafety Rules of Bangladesh, 2012' and 'Biosafety Guideline of Bangladesh, 2008'…We are committed and alert to ensuring biosafety," said a press release quoting Razzaque as saying. He said the research regarding the modern biotechnology must be continued for the welfare of the human being and other living organisms. Dr Vibha Ahuja, chief general manager of Biotech Consortium India Ltd, Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, secretary of environment and forest ministry, and Md Nasiruzzaman, secretary of Agricultural Ministry, among others, spoke on the occasion. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international treaty governing the movements of living modified organisms (LMOs), resulting from modern biotechnology, from one country to another. It was adopted on January 29, 2000 as a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity and entered into force on September 11, 2003.

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